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Why is my 2004 popping in the front end when turning hard. It only pops while turning at low speeds. cant be felt through steering wheel.Feels like coming out of floorboard.

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Hello, it sounds like you have an issue with the front crossmember popping. GM had an issue with the crossmember. You must remove the crossmember and slot the holes about a quarter of an inch. Please rate my answer, Thank You.

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I have a 2008 Infinity QX-56 and it shakes terribly when I apply the brakes when driving at highway speeds. It also feels like the suspension is bad when you go over a bump or hit a pot-hole.


Warped brake rotor usually cause high vibration at high speeds. But you can also feel it at lower speeds. But bad ball joints and tie rod end will cause vibration at high speeds. Ball joints will pop at pot holes, sometimes. Tie rods can be felt in the steering wheel at a stop. Move the wheel slightly to the left and right, you can feel/hear a tap as you turn it.

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Does the sound get worse when you turn the wheel sharply? Best way to check is to raise the front end and try moving the shaft(s) going to the front wheel. Should not have any play in it.

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Could be a multitude of things. I've seen CV joints bad enough that when into a hard full turn at a relatively slow speed, the wheel does feel like it will come off. This doesn't exist as much at highway speeds. I would tend to think you are more likely to have a problem with the front suspension and tie rod ends than in the steering system itself.

You can visaully check the front end by turning your wheel hard left and crawling undeneath (usually dont have to be very much under the car) then check the "play", look for worn rubber bushings, rubber boots that are split, anything that looks obviously "bent" or anything leaking.. especially when the wheel is truned as far as it will go to the left. When one side of the the car shows wear on that axles and the other doesn't, you should notice a difference in the tread wear on one tire. Also if one side has bad CV joint and the other doesn't, you could experience symptoms like you mentioned

If you are hearing a "clicking noise" in turns, that is the bad CV joint. Even with a CV joint on tis way out, at higway speeds you will not really notice much. Only when you are turning especially when turning UP a grade.

If you have power steering, try this" on level ground start the engine and allow it to warm up. Have a friend stand in front of the car and on your signal, tell you the minute he sees the hweels begiun to turn as you slowly work the steering wheel one way, then the other. If you have turned your hands more than 2-3-4 inches from straight by the time your friend says he sees the wheel start to turn,. you have possible play in your steering system that could be dangerous.

You can also take a lug wrench and hand test the tighness of the wheel to the lugs or studs. After you have done the above and cannot dtermine the cause, I think it is time to take the car to the shop and have them put it on a lift for a full inspection.

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Pulling back and forth in steering almost feels like in 4 wheel drive


Could the front control arms be worn out and letting the differential shift around ?

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Front end makes popping sound when turn a corner


If you are feeling this through steering wheel more pronounced at lower speeds it is known problem with intermediate steering shaft. If your feeling it in floor boards maybe issue with engine cradle mounts.

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2004 pacifica popping/clicking sound


Take an look behind you front wheels,turn in your wheel,and turn off the car,there rubber boots that cover your CV joints,if they are crack,you will see grease/oil.when the cv joints go bad thats the sound your hearing.

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this is a guess but the inner tie rod and tie rod end (you have one of each on each side of the truck), wear out and make a loud clunk, mostly when changing direction, but also on starting & stopping. ABout a $200 repair including a front end alignment.

Call at least 3 shops for an estimate including your Ford dealer.

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Squeak and slight vibration heard and felt in steering column at low speeds (Parking lots, etc)


Get a friend to turn wheel back and forth in the garage, get on the ground and use your hands to feel where the noise is coming from. Metal gives off a significant amount of vibrations with noise. Should be easy to tell where it's coming from. Could be your rack and pinion, however I would be much more willing to consider ball joints. Hard to tell without getting "down and dirty" on the floor under the vehicle feeling for the noise.

Could be your steering gearbox, tierod end, rack and pinion piston, low power steering fluid, bad serp belt, ball joints, front struts/mounting hardware.

Also test steering with the entire vehicle on the floor and with the front end off the ground lifted by a few floor jacks lifting on the frame of the vehicle.

Ball joints especially on Ford vehicles tend to squeak after a while (mostly since they are the sealed type) even if they pass a safety inspection.

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